Auburn University

Office of Academic Affairs
Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
217 Goodwin / Overton
Auburn, AL 36849-5536
Phone: (334) 844-2685


The College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University is located in south central Alabama off Interstate 85 between Montgomery and Atlanta. The college is known for its friendly small-campus atmosphere.

Veterinary medicine began as a department at Auburn in 1892 and became a college in 1907. Today it is situated on 330 acres one mile from the main Auburn campus that serves more than 28,000 students. In addition, the college has a 700-acre research farm five miles from its campus. The college is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.


For specific application information (availability, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please refer to the contact information listed above.

Residency implications: 41 Alabama residents, 38 Kentucky residents, and 41 non-contract non-resident students.

Required undergraduate GPA: Alabama and Kentucky residents must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. Applicants not classified as Alabama or Kentucky residents must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. A grade of C-minus or better must be earned for any required course. The mean grade point average of the most recent entering class was 3.60.

AP credit policy: must appear on official college transcripts and be equivalent to the appropriate college-level coursework.

Course completion deadline: prerequisite courses must be completed by June 15 prior to matriculation.

Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examination (GRE®), general test, is required. The exam must have been taken within the previous 5 calendar years, and must be received no later than September 15 of the year of application, therefore you should test no later than September 1. 

GRE Code: 1005


A minimum of 500 hours of veterinary experience in addition to other animal experience

Recommendations (3 required)

Academic advisor or faculty member



Extracurricular and community service activities

Narrative statement of purpose


VMCAS application deadline: September 17, 2018 at 11:50PM Eastern Time

Date interviews are held: Non-contract, non-resident February; Alabama and Kentucky residents March

Date acceptances mailed: Within 12 days following interviews

School begins: August

Deposit (to hold place in class): none required

Deferments: not considered

Transfer Students: Auburn does not take transfer students

International Students: not considered for admission

Evaluation criteria: Auburn University has a three-part admission procedure: an objective evaluation of academic credentials; a subjective review of personal credentials and experience under veterinary supervision; and a personal interview.


Number of Applicants / New Entrants

Resident: 90 / 41

Contract: 116 / 38

Non-resident: 943 / 41

Total: 954 / 120 


Tuition and fees

Resident/Contract: $20,060

Non-resident: $46,748

Contract: $20,060

*Please be aware that the estimated cost of attendance is higher for the third academic year when a summer semester is required because of the continuous year of clinical training.


Admitted students fall into three categories: residents of Alabama, residents of Kentucky admitted by contract through the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), or at-large residents (non-Alabama and non-contract students).

Kentucky students must verify their residency status with their Kentucky pre-vet advisor before September 15. They may contact the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education for additional information.

Resident/contract applicants must be a documented resident of Alabama or Kentucky.


Course Requirements Number of Semester Hours
Written composition # 6
Literature* # 3
Fine Arts # 3
Humanities/fine arts elective # 6
History* # 3
Social/behavioral science electives # 9
Mathematics—pre-calculus with trigonometry # 3
Biology I with lab 4
Biology II with lab 4
Cell Biology*** 3
Fundamentals of chemistry with lab 8
Organic chemistry 1 with lab; Organic chemistry 2 6
Physics I 4
Biochemistry 3
Science electives** 6
Animal Nutrition (Will accept web based or correspondence course)## 3

* Students must complete a 6-semester-hour sequence either in literature or in history.

** Science electives must be two of the following: genetics, microbiology, physics II, comparative anatomy, histology, reproductive physiology, mammalian or animal physiology, parasitology, embryology, or immunology.

# These requirements will be waived if the student has a bachelor’s degree.

##Will accept web based or correspondence course. Animal Nutrition must focus on large animal, small animal, monogastric, and ruminant species.

***The cell biology course, beyond an introductory biology course, should focus on the molecular biology of cells, membranes, cytoplasm, and organelles as well as energy, transport, motility, cell division, signaling, transcription, and translation. Microbiology, genetics, physiology, or other courses may not be used to fulfill the cell biology requirement.


Application Deadline: 9/17/2018